A C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft landed with its nose landing gear up at Travis Air Force Base ini California on Thursday evening, an Air Force spokesman told Task & Purpose.
The aircraft was returning from a contingency mission to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility when it made the emergency landing, 60th Air Mobility Wing public affairs chief Capt. Lyndsey Horn told Task & Purpose in a statement.
None of the 11 crew members aboard, all assigned to the 349th Air Mobility Wing, were injured in the incident. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
This is the third time since mid-2017 that a C-5M was forced to land with its nose gear up: A similar incident occurred in March 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.
Before that, another C-5M made a similar landing at Rota Air Base in Spain in May 2017.
With a wingspan of 222 feet, the C-5M is the largest aircraft in the Air Force's inventory.
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